Living modestly in Singapore on $10 a day: 27-year-old Malaysian man shares insights

In Singapore, a 27-year-old Malaysian man has gained attention on TikTok for his frugal approach to life while working in the bustling city. Jonathan Lim, a civil engineer earning around S$3,700 a month, shares his strategy for spending less than S$10 a day. He divides his week between Singapore and Malaysia, staying in a hostel and focusing on economical food choices. Despite some concerns about the extremeness of his thriftiness, many commend his financial discipline, while others suggest a slightly more flexible approach.

Rachel Wan speaks out on father’s solitary passing in Singapore hospital due to staffing...

Rachel Wan of 'Kin' highlighted her father's solitary passing in a Singapore hospital due to understaffing in an Instagram post. She contrasted Singapore's overworked healthcare culture with Australia's, emphasizing the need for a better work-life balance in the nation.

KAWS: HOLIDAY unveils spectacular ‘Accomplice’ installation at Prambanan Temple, Indonesia

Renowned artist KAWS takes his global odyssey to Indonesia with 'KAWS: HOLIDAY'. The monumental 'Accomplice' sculpture, conceived in collaboration with AllRightsReserved, graces Prambanan Temple, Sleman, melding contemporary artistry with the temple's timeless elegance, captivating visitors until 31 August 2023.

MrBeast, the YouTuber who bit more burger than he could chew

In September 2022, YouTube sensation MrBeast, known for his philanthropy and stunts, faces legal battles after launching MrBeast Burger. The lawsuit against his burger supplier reflects influencers' evolving relationship with the food industry, impacting their brand and audience loyalty.

Concerns arise over ‘Soda Gembira’: Netizens highlight potential health risks of new drink trend

Malaysian internet users voice concerns over "Soda Gembira," a new drink with potential health risks. Social media post shows vendor preparing it with condensed milk and soda. Worries of diabetes among younger patients highlighted. Doctor warns of associated complications and urges sugar awareness. Public cautioned about dangers and dietary choices.

Commencing August with a special gift from Petronas Twin Towers: exclusive entry for August-born...

Celebrate August birthdays with a gift from Petronas Twin Towers. Malaysians born this month enjoy a complimentary visit throughout national month. Capture Kuala Lumpur's beauty from above. Offer valid until August 31, 2023.

Meiji brings Japanese snack Chocorooms and Uproll to Singapore in exciting launch

Meiji unveils plans to introduce popular Japanese snacks Chocorooms and Uproll in Singapore. These delectable treats, celebrated through anime-inspired videos, are set to captivate Singaporean palates. The snacks, known for their distinct flavors and shape will be showcased at a Fantastical Journey Experiential Showcase at Jurong Point from the 21st to the 27th of August 2023,

92-year-old Lee Pineapple Company to cease canned pineapples production

The esteemed 92-year-old Lee Pineapple Company is reportedly transitioning to oil palm cultivation. Their Skudai, Johor canned pineapple processing factory is set to halt canned pineapple production by year-end. Netizens expressed surprise and nostalgia, recalling fond childhood memories and lamenting the departure of Lee's pineapple products.

Short film ‘Rahasia’ wins BMW Shorties 2022 Grand Prize, sheds light on ancient Mah...

Capturing the Grand Prize at BMW Shorties 2022, 'Rahasia' delicately portrays the ancient Mah Meri community on Carey Island, Selangor. Funded by BMW Group Malaysia, director Syahmi Norsan's passion for their traditions and history shines through, overcoming challenges to present this captivating story on a global stage.
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Indonesia’s minister touts robust post-Covid-19 economic recovery with consistent 5% growth

Indonesia's Coordinating Minister, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, touts the nation's robust post-pandemic economic recovery at the UAE-Indonesia Economic Business Forum 2023, highlighting strong growth and investment potential.

Indonesian TikTok Influencer sentenced to 2 years in prison for controversial TikTok video on...

In a landmark ruling, Lina Mukherjee, an Indonesian TikTok influencer, has been sentenced to two years in prison and fined IDR 250 million (US$16,200) for her contentious video, where she uttered "bismillah" before eating pork, igniting a debate on religious insensitivity in Indonesia.

PDIP’s Ganjar Pranowo hints at potential alliance with Prabowo Subianto for 2024 Indonesian Presidential...

The potential partnership between Ganjar Pranowo of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) and Prabowo Subianto in the 2024 Presidential Election is a topic of discussion. At a recent campaign meeting, Pranowo acknowledged the ongoing discourse and stressed that in politics, "anything is possible" until confirmed by the General Election Commission (KPU).

Is the withdrawal of access blocking direction of East Asia Forum, an example of...

In the recent reversal involving POFMA and the East Asia Forum, Singapore's legal approach has raised questions. The differential treatment between local and foreign entities, combined with apparent selective enforcement, raises concerns about the nation's commitment to the rule of law versus the rule by law.

Trial begins for Chinese #MeToo journalist, labour activist

Chinese activists Sophia Huang Xueqin and Wang Jianbing face trial for "inciting subversion of state power," raising health concerns after two years in detention. The closed-door trial heightens worries about China's shrinking civil society space.

Geylang restaurant seeks customers overcharged with S$840 instead of S$84 due to typo error

A Geylang restaurant, Fok Lok Kee Private Kitchen, accidentally overcharged two customers, seeking them through social media for a refund of S$840. Despite being given a receipt, customers hadn't returned after two days. The restaurant turned to social media for help. They plan to contact the card company for a partial refund if needed. The delay in their Facebook post was said to be unintentional and clarified to be due to discrepancies in posting and transaction dates. Fortunately, the issue has been resolved using PayNow instead of the bank refund process.

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Chinese tourist discovers hidden cameras in Kota Kinabalu Airbnb during honeymoon

During her honeymoon in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, a Chinese national woman uncovered hidden cameras in her Airbnb accommodation, sparking concerns about privacy and safety while traveling. The discovery left both her and her husband deeply distressed.

Tourist files police report over S$900 crab bill at Seafood Paradise; restaurant responds with...

Japanese tourist Junko Shinba and her group faced a pricing dispute at Seafood Paradise in Clarke Quay when ordering chili crab. They claimed the restaurant staff failed to clarify the pricing of the Alaskan King Crab, leading to a shocking bill of $938 for the crab dish alone. The total bill was $1,322.37. Shinba requested police intervention, and the restaurant offered a $107.40 discount. However, the Paradise Group, which owns the restaurant, disputed her claims, stating they communicated the price and weight clearly. The Consumers Association of Singapore is investigating the incident.

Singapore finance influencer uses S$10 Lee Kuan Yew coin for payment, baffles cashiers

Finance influencer Seth Wee embarked on an unorthodox mission to test the practicality of Singapore's LKY100 commemorative coin. His quirky payment experiment left cashiers bewildered and sparked questions about the coin's legal tender status.

Runner Soh Rui Yong confirms his absence from Asian Games, extends best wishes to...

Singaporean record breaking long-distance runner Soh Rui Yong has reaffirmed his absence from the upcoming Asian Games as Singapore Athletics has announced its team for the competition held in Hangzhou, China. Despite appeals backed by Singapore Athletics in July this year, the Singapore National Olympic Council's decision remained unaltered. Nonetheless, Mr Soh remains positive and extends best wishes to his fellow Singapore Athletics teammates

Mid-Autumn lantern decoration mishap in Chinatown disrupts double-decker buses

Singapore's vibrant Chinatown, affectionately known as "牛车水," recently dazzled with Mid-Autumn Festival decorations. However, a lantern decoration on Upper Cross Street came loose, leading to double-decker bus disruptions and commuter frustrations on Thursday.